I’m taken for granted when my good-deeds and good-will are taken as read, when it’s just assumed that I’ll act with generosity and compliance regardless of whether expectations of others are reasonable or deserved. It grinds me down when others seem to feel that my efforts are exerted without personal sacrifice, or without any cost or pain on my part and hence don’t need to be acknowledged, appreciated or reciprocated.

Toby Hazlewood

Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.

(via minuty)

And the world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse. And that’s where the power of love comes in. Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.

The human heart is like a night bird. Silently waiting for something, and when the time comes, it flies straight toward it.

Haruki Murakami, from Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014)

When I tell any Truth it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it but for the sake of defending those who do.

William Blake

Whatever it took, she would discharge her own duties and meet her own responsibilities. Not just to protect her career, but because they WERE her duties and responsibilities. Because she would not let an aristocratic piece of scum win.

David Weber

Mr. Cumberbatch needs to reflect on his duplicitous actions. If not for me, then for my mother, who will be distraught when she reads this.

Piers Morgan

He was being sarcastic but I’d watch it with Piers. One need only look at his evisceration of Maggot to know that he holds grudges like nobody’s business. Benedict went all White Knight for Keira and why? Because Piers said the truth about her limited acting range? WTF is that “friend” now Benedict? Never put your arse on the line for anyone who wouldn’t do the same for you. Some would-be allies can turn into implacable enemies when wronged, choose wisely…

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Can you imagine a love so gentle and honest, that it fundamentally changes a person’s nature for the better?

Can you imagine a love so good and pure, that it changes someone’s life?

Excerpt From a Book I’ll Never Write (via sunflowerletters)